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The Building Construction Process Explained

If you want to learn about the construction process and the steps that are taken to complete a project, you should read my blog. My name is Darren White and I've always been fascinated by the way that a construction crew can erect a building so fast. I work in an industrial park and there's always new buildings being built and I see the progress every day. A few months ago, I was at a neighborhood picnic and I started talking to a neighbor that lived down the street. It just so happened that he was a contractor that worked on the buildings in the industrial park. I asked him how the construction crew could build a huge building so quickly and he explained the whole process to me. That's when I had the idea to write a blog to explain the building process to others who are also interested.

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The Building Construction Process Explained

    3 Tips For Creating A Safe Yard For Children With Allergies

    Playing outside is one of the primary joys of childhood, but outdoor play can be unpleasant and even dangerous for children with allergies. Asthma attacks can be life-threatening, and garden variety hay fever and contact dermatitis can doom an allergic child to spending gorgeous summer days indoors while siblings and friends play outside. Fortunately there are several ways that homeowners can make their outdoor living spaces safer for children who experience plant allergies.

    Three Fixes For Your Leaky Roof

    Everyone strives to have a sturdy roof overhead. However, unless you live in a perpetually sunny climate, you may run into problems when the rain or the snow comes along. If you find that you have a leak in your roof, you know it has to be dealt with. Roofing repair can be expensive, though. If you aren't afraid of heights, there are four repairs you can try yourself. Shingle Repair

    How Insurance Companies Handle Storm Damage From Fallen Trees

    After a major storm sweeps through your neighborhood, you may have a big mess to clean up and damages to repair from the trees that fell in your yard. Your first step after this happens is to contact your home insurance company to find out if they will cover the costs of cleanup and repairs. Does Home Insurance Cover Tree Removal Services? The first thing to realize is that a typical homeowner's insurance policy will not cover the costs of tree removal, unless a major storm causes the tree to fall.

    Decorating Your Wood Fence For The Holidays

    After having a new wood fence installed around your property, decorating it for the holidays is a great way to showcase the work you had done. Decorating will make your home look festive and exciting. Your neighbors will look at your house in awe and may be inspired enough to start adding some decorations to their own properties. Here are some ideas that you can use to decorate your wood fence for the holidays:

    Warning Signs Your Water Heater Is Failing

    When your water heater starts to fail, you want to get fair warning so you can take action fast. Learn the warning signs your water heater is about to go belly up, so you can either repair it fast or be ready to buy a new one. How long a water heater should last Depending on how you care for your hot water heater, it should last for a few to years to a few decades.

    How To Replace Your Own Windows

    If you need to replace the windows in your home, whether to upgrade or due to major window damage, it is usually advised you have a professional do it. However, if you are confident in your DIY skills, you can try this on your own. Here are the basic steps for replacing your windows if you are ready to tackle this project. What You Need Before getting started, make sure you have the right tools, materials and supplies for replacing the windows.

    Concrete Fall Hazards And Concrete Grinding

    Concrete is not an indestructible material. It can crack, chip, and break. If the concrete is in a walking area, like sidewalks or driveways, a small problem can quickly become a fall hazard. Continue reading to learn about the causes of fall hazards with concrete and when concrete grinding can correct the problem. Soil Settlement Soil settlement is the most common cause of damaged concrete that leads to fall hazards. When the ground is being prepared for concrete installation, the soil has to be well compacted.

    3 Unexpected Phone Numbers To Keep In Your Emergency Contacts

    When you think of emergency contacts, you probably think of the close friends and relatives you list on forms at the doctor's office and at work. Emergency contacts are also phone numbers that you should keep with you wherever you go for immediate access. Some of the numbers that are important to have available may surprise you, but keeping such numbers in your phone and in a card in your wallet is generally advised.